When people ask me what I want for Christmas, I cringe. I'm just at that age in my life where if I need something, I go ahead and buy it. Plus, Puff and I are lucky enough that if we want something, we probably just go ahead and buy it too. I greatly appreciate those family members that understand the practicality of gift cards. They're not impersonal - they're preferred! Sometimes, we would just rather get a $100 Visa gift card that we can put toward groceries and dinner at Chili's versus $100 of useless crap that you think we want and need, when we really are just going to regift it or donate it to Goodwill.
That being said, sometimes it's necssary. So here are my top 3 things I would put on my Santa wish list this year...
I have been talking for a few years now about wanting a watercolor of The Bungalow. The new West Elm shelves we installed above our TV are just dying for this addition. The paintings can run anywhere from $100 to $600+ depending how large you get it, and how good of an artist you select. I have a feeling that by next Christmas, this will be proudly displayed in our house!
#2 - West Elm Throw
I have also been talking about this guy (specifically the gray/white one) since at least last fall. It was on my list to Puff last year (even sent him the link when it was on sale!!!) but it still never ended up under the tree. It doesn't match our current living room, but it matches the one in my head that I know we'll have some day. Plus, Puff absolutely hates the blanket I use now (it sheds) so you would think he would just go ahead and break down and get this for me already!
#3 - Nikon DSLR
I've mentioned before that my DSLR is on the fritz. It's seriously. about. to. diiiiiiiiieeeee. It's bugging the shit out of me. So, yes, this will be a purchase that will be made this Christmas. We are hoping for those Visa gift cards (or cash!!!!) to put toward this purchase. We haven't decided which one we want yet, but no matter what, it won't be cheap. But for as many photos as I take, and for as long as I plan to keep the camera (basically, until it dies) I can totally justify it.
What's on your gift wish list this year? Anything you'll break down and buy yourself? Think your honey will pick up on your hints?